I am an Economics major (Yale '23) thinking about how to maximize the positive impact of my career. Over the last few years, I have gained experience in data analysis, research, and consulting. Currently, I am gathering information about four potential post-graduate careers: working directly on biosecurity and AI policy as a staffer or in a US Government agency, researching biosecurity and AI policy, advising foundations looking to increase the effectiveness of their grants, and doing operations work for highly impactful organizations.
I would say two things about this.
EDIT: I am no longer leading this project, and after talking to a few biosecurity professionals, the project is on hold.
I think this project seems valuable for three main reasons:
Additionally, it is clear that servers like arXiv.org are highly resource-constrained (see https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/arxiv-org-reaches-a-milestone-and-a-reckoning/).
With that said, striking the right balance between openness and security is difficult, and this project might generate significant backlash or have unintended consequences. I wrote up some additional thoughts about this project after discussing it with Yonatan, so please reach out to me if you would like to read more about what this project might look like and why it might or might not be a good idea.